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Microbrewers show interest in North St. Paul

A set of local beer aficionados have expressed interest in expanding their enterprise to include a tap room and microbrewery, and North St. Paul is one of the lucky cities that have piqued their interest.
The individuals, whose names could not be disclosed, toured two downtown locations in Stillwater in addition to two facilities in North St. Paul—space subleased from Aetrium on Helen Street and a building near the Gateway State Trail on 2nd Street.

Wed
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Jul

North St. Paul offers Jason Ziemer city manager position

After a quick three-month hiring process and two interviews, North St. Paul has chosen its new city manager: Maple Plain city administrator Jason Ziemer.
At a special meeting held at City Hall on Wednesday, July 17, council members grilled Ziemer about his leadership and communication styles, experience with municipal utilities and opinion on performance evaluations.
Ziemer handled the questions adeptly, detailing his interactions with taxpayers, city staff and city council members in his current city of Maple Plain, a western Hennepin County community with a total area of about 1.1 square miles and a population of about 1,800, according to the 2010 census.

Wed
24
Jul

Lake Elmo appoints Mike Reeves to city council


Mike Reeves delivers a speech at the May 21 Speak Your Peace pledge signing at City Hall. Linda (Baumeister/Review)

Lake Elmo resident Mike Reeves has a lot of accomplishments under his belt — he’s been an executive for DeLuxe Corporation, facilitated the merger between the Minneapolis and St. Paul YMCAs and works with the Minnesota Wild hockey team.
Now, he can add a new achievement to his resume: Lake Elmo city council member.
In a workshop before the city council meeting on Tuesday, July 16, city officials interviewed four applicants for a vacant council seat. Seven-year council member Nicole Park officially resigned the position at the same meeting.

Wed
24
Jul

Open house held for Highway 36 study in Oakdale


A crash occurred July 17 at the intersection of Highway 36 and Highway 120 just hours before the scheduled open house where the intersection’s safety issues would be discussed. (Alex Holmquist/Review)

Representatives from several state and local government agencies gathered Wednesday, July 17, at an open house to answer questions about possible State Highway 36 construction project designs at two busy intersections.
And the questions flowed — more than 100 residents and business owners came to the event armed with their opinions about redesigning the intersections at Highway 120 and Hadley Avenue. They are the only remaining signalized intersections on Highway 36 west of Interstate 694.

Wed
24
Jul

New Brighton looks to reclaim top NNO award


From left: Office assistant Jen Minwegen, Firefighter Ashley Farmer and Firefighter Charlie Prasek handing out free plastic firefighter helmets to kids at last year’s National Night Out. The city gave away 1,000 of the red plastic helmets last year at NNO. (submitted photos)

America’s night out against crime, National Night Out (NNO) is less than two weeks away and the city of New Brighton is expecting another high turnout in community celebrations for the 30th anniversary of the event.
NNO will take place across most of the country on Tuesday, Aug. 6, beginning at 6 p.m.
Last year the city had 147 organized block parties with over 10,000 residents -- nearly half the city’s population -- who participated in NNO.

Tue
23
Jul

Single-sort recycling coming to Roseville

Recycling in Roseville will be more convenient for residents starting in January when the city will move to single-sort recycling.
The city’s current contract with Eureka Recycling expires at the end of the year.
The Roseville City Council approved for city staff to request proposals for comprehensive recycling services to all residential, single-family households and multi-unit households in the city at a Monday, July 1 council meeting.

Tue
23
Jul

Roseville massage therapist charged with misconduct

Brandon Lee PalmerThe Ramsey County Attorney’s Office has charged Brandon Lee Palmer, a massage therapist and owner of Serene Body Therapy on Snelling Avenue, with one count of criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree and one count of criminal sexual conduct in the fifth degree.
According to the Roseville Police Department, the charges against Palmer, 30, stem from a complaint made on Feb. 11, from a female client who alleged she was touched inappropriately while receiving a massage from Palmer.

Mon
22
Jul

SSP police, fire departments ask public to help nab arsonist

The South Metro Fire Department and the South St. Paul Police Department request the public’s help to end to the series of arson fires that have plagued the city for the past two years.
The most recent rash of fires, set July 16 between 1 and 3:30 a.m., did significant property damage.

Mon
22
Jul

WSP man convicted for shooting at police

A West St. Paul man who shot at Inver Grove Heights police before leading officers on a high-speed chase was convicted on multiple felony charges last week.
Justin Thadeus Amick, 41, was convicted July 18 on two counts of assault and one count of ineligible person in possession of a firearm. Amick was acquitted on two charges of attempted murder and two additional assault charges.

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22
Jul

SSP unsure Sanimax’ green-energy plan passes smell test

Green energy may be the future, but South St. Paul officials don’t want it to come at the cost of a pungent present.
The city is in negotiations with Sanimax to allow the company to build a new bio-digestion facility at its South St. Paul location. The facility would be used to break down food and other organic waste into methane gas, which would then be used to produce electricity.

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